Free Time Tracking Spreadsheet - Excel Template to Track Work Hours, Overtime & More

Free Excel Spreadsheet for Time Tracking

Download a free Excel timesheet template to track employee hours.

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How to use an Excel timesheet?

A quarter of businesses surveyed, use paper or spreadsheets to track employee time. Most of us know how to use Microsoft Excel. It’s a step up from printed paper timesheets.

There are easier and more accurate ways to track employee hours. If you’re set on using manual timesheets, it helps to know what you’re doing. For the spreadsheet enthusiast, we’ve designed a free Excel solution.

How to use it: 

Step 1: Fill in the employee name, the manager, your company name, the pay period start date, the employee’s standard pay rate, and the overtime rate.

Step 2: Employees can fill in the day, date, job/shift, job/shift code, their time in/out (including breaks), and any remaining hours (overtime, sick leave and holidays).

Step 3: When it’s time to hand the timesheet in, employees sign the top of the form. Managers can then calculate the employee’s total time for payroll.

Excel time tracking versus automated time tracking

Automated TSheets timesheets:

  • Take payroll processing from hours to minutes.
  • Save 6% on gross payroll costs, on average.
  • Categorise hours by job, shift, client, or employee for easy reporting.
  • Consolidate each day’s time entries.
  • Provide clear and unchangeable audit trails.
  • Store timesheets safely in the cloud.
  • Approve timesheets easily from a computer or mobile device.

Excel spreadsheets:

  • Can’t automatically generate reports by job, shift, client, or employee.
  • Require multiple time entries per day.
  • Can lead to costly payroll errors.
  • Take hours to process internally or with an accountant.
  • Are vulnerable to external audits and wage and hour disputes.
  • Can be lost on computer hard drives.
  • Must be manually entered into payroll and accounting software.
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“I’ve been with TSheets for years, and I wish I’d used them sooner! Switching from paper and spreadsheets to automated timesheets has made all the difference to our business. Payroll is easy, and we can run a report to bill our clients within minutes — and we’re saving money. What’s not to love?!”

Switching from paper and spreadsheets to automated timesheets has made all the difference to our business. Danielle H. Bravos Boyz
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“I used to spend hours waiting for my employees to text me their timesheets, so I could manually fill out spreadsheets for payroll and invoice clients. And my crew wasted a ton of time just filling them out each day! TSheets has been a life-saver. My employees can clock in and out easily, and we can run accurate payroll in minutes."

My employees can clock in and out easily, and we can run accurate payroll in minutes. Tyler C. Crockett Custom Painting

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